About Us

WAN-IFRA Women in News (WIN) aims to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news. We do so by equipping women journalists and editors with the skills, strategies, and support networks to take on greater leadership positions within their organisations.

In parallel, WIN partners with media organisations to identify industry-led solutions to create environments that embrace equality, and help navigate the digital transition, and in so doing, build toward greater financial and operational stability.

WIN is currently working with more than 80 news organisations from 15 countries, in three regions, including Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe (WIN Africa); Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (WIN Arab Region); and Myanmar and Vietnam (WIN Southeast Asia).

WIN is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

WIN pursues a range of outcomes and talks to distinct audience groups as part of our effort to bring about gender equality in the news media industry. Those audiences and outcomes are connected – when change happens for one it can impact the entire industry.

WIN Programmes

To support our targets, WIN offers distinct, yet mutually supporting programmes

WIN Leadership Accelerator

WIN Leadership Accelerator

An intensive, nine-month long career and leadership programme for journalists and editors. The programme accepts 100 applicants, annually.
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Social Impact Reporting Initiative

Social Impact Reporting Initiative

Our goal is to provide direct support in the form of small cash grants and sponsorship for reporting assignments that focus on social impact.
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WIN Advisory

WIN Advisory

Delivers bespoke, in-house training and coaching on diversity and inclusion as well as media management topics to help media partners change their organisational cultures and improve operational performance. ​
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WIN Insights

WIN Insights

The research and advocacy arm of WIN, aims to mobilize local advocacy and generate a global dialogue on gender equality and social impact issues through inclusive research, innovative tools, and lobbying and awareness raising. ​
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WIN Future Leaders

WIN Future Leaders

Designed to give aspiring journalists a head start in the media industry.
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WIN Editorial Leadership Award

WIN Laureates

The Women in News Editorial Leadership Award recognises an exemplary contribution of an Editor to her newsroom - and under her leadership the contribution of her newspaper - to society.
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WIN Coaching Academy

WIN Coaching Academy

Details to come in 2021
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For more information

WIN Arab Region Inquiries

WIN Africa Inquiries

WIN Southeast Asia Inquiries